SOHumane Society sees an increase in pet returns

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – The Southern Oregon Humane Society is seeing an increase in pet returns. This comes after the eviction moratorium was lifted statewide.

SOHumane told NBC5 News they have seen an increase in both cat and dog returns. The reason, the agency said many pet owners have a lack of resources.

“Our cat rooms and kitten rooms are still full and our dog kennels are full as well. Hopefully, we’ll get some adoptions and get everyone home so we can help the folks out there who are needing to bring their pets in,” said Estrella Cervantes of SOHumane Society.

SOHumane said they understand giving up your pet is the last thing any pet owner wants to do. It said they are willing to help if need be.

The Jackson County Animal Shelter said while it’s not seeing a major increase in pet returns. The agency is seeing pet owners having difficulty finding places that accept dogs and cats.

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NBC5 News reporter Katie Streit comes from her hometown, Las Vegas. Katie went to the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism & Media Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While in Las Vegas, Katie won a Student Emmy for her coverage of the Las Vegas Shooting Anniversary. She also hosted and produced the university's political news show, where she interviewed Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-1). Her passion for politics turned into a coveted internship at the US Capitol in Washington D.C. In her final months working in the Las Vegas area, she was recognized for her journalism achievements by the Nevada Broadcaster's Foundation. Katie is excited to tell the stories of local Southern Oregonians and Northern Californians. Feel free to contact her at [email protected]